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Assembled Identity Purva Bedi, Kristin Marting, and Mariana Newhard

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Assembled Identity received developmental support from Drop Forge and Tool, Dorset Theatre Festival Women Artists Writing Group, NACL Deep Space Performance Resident Program, and as part of the 2017 Artist Residency Program of The Drama League of New York (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director; Travis LeMont Ballenger, Associate Producer; Sherri Eden Barber, Program Director). The Drama League Artist Residency Program is funded in part by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the Howard Gilman Foundation. The project also received support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, Disha Theatre, Mental Insight Foundation, and Puffin Foundation.

About the show

When twin sisters discover they are actually clones, a blood-tingling reality comes sharply into focus. An imagined scenario so plausible it’s disturbing, Assembled Identity taps into our collective unease with a tech-dominant world. Using original and found text, live cinematography, and contemporary music, this electrifying duet delves into racial ambiguity, the science of identity formation, and questions who has the authority to define it.

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Created by Purva Bedi, Kristin Marting, and Mariana Newhard
Director: Kristin Marting
Performers: Mariana Newhard and Lipica Shah
Projection Design: David Bengali
Sound Design: Drew Weinstein
Lighting Design: Christina Tang
Costume Design: Normandy Sherwood 
Choreography: Alexandra Beller
Stage Manager: Kendall Allen
Assistant Director: Hilarie Spangler 
Rehearsal Assistant: Sami Pyne

The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Recorded Performers: Tannis Kowalchuk, Purva Bedi, Sanaya Bedi Stoler
Translators: Dinah Samnani, Marine Cornuet, Neilesh Bose, Rajesh Bose, Thomas Bensch, Toti Manasan, Bing Magtoto, Raquel Almazan, Daniel Jaquez, Andrew Eisenman, Rann Golamco, Marina Montesanti
Accent and Dialect Coaches: Lydia Gaston, Rann Golamco, Monica Steuer, Daniel Jaquez, Laura Jaquez

Graphic Design by Wyatt Welles



Apr 24 - May 19

Tue-Sat @ 7pm

$25 General Admission
$45 Premium Reserved

Running time: 60 minutes

Post-Show Conversations:

May 1: Race and Representation

May 3: Sci-Fi, Science and Technology in Art and Today

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